Sarah Edkins

Director of Communications

Sarah Edkins Lien is director of communications at the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, where she is responsible for communications strategy, brand stewardship, digital media and storytelling, and press relations.

Sarah’s career in nonprofit and social good communications spans arts and education, human rights, and community organizing. Prior to joining the Fund in March 2018, she served as director of communications at PEN America, an international writers’ organization that works to protect the right to free expression for all. She previously led communications at the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience, Iraq Veterans Against the War, and the Takodah YMCA in southern New Hampshire. She frequently writes and presents on the intersection of rights and communications, including for, The Hill, Transform Magazine, WNYC, and the National Organization for Women.

Sarah holds a Bachelor of Science in Film and Television from Boston University and a Master of Arts in Near East Studies with a concentration in Business from New York University. She chairs the board of Common Defense Education Fund, inc., and is a member of the steering committee for ArtsCom New York.